AAM Lashes Out at the Chinese

Following the somewhat disturbing news that GM's Hummer brand will be taken over by Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong, as well as a result of some news claiming Chinese manufacturers aim to enter the US market, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has issued a very ardent statement, urging American consumers to beware the world-ending threat.

"If you enjoy Chinese products such as poisoned dog food, lead painted toys and toxic drywall - have we got the car for you," AAM began its statement, as reported by

"Its China's Chery automobile - stolen designs, flimsy construction - and desperately trying to come to a dealer near you. Crash test video on YouTube that demonstrates its ability to crumple like a piece of tin foil in a low mileage collision are horrifying enough to appear more like a spoof than a real test."

Of course, officially no Chinese company is actively pursuing a US market entrance, but few expected such an outcome for Hummer as well. The most rumored company, besides Chery, is Great Wall Motor, who has been talking to Chrysler for a US designed car. The talks are for now on hold, due to the bankruptcy process.

"Let's not wait for the China auto anschluss - there is no time like the present for American consumers and policy makers to preemptively block these unsafe, spawn-of-cheating cars from darkening the doorstep of American roadways," urged AAM.

Of course, AAM does have a soft spot for Chinese-trashing statements, as can be seen on AAM's website (check out the "Issues" section), so their reaction was to be expected, but not necessarily to be taken into acount...
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